In the drawing room there’s a Palladian chimneypiece that inspired Jamb’s Oxford design; the dining room’s original stone chimneypiece circa 1740 inspired Jamb’s reproduction Montford design, while in the master bedroom the English 18th-century Italian Breche marble chimneypiece (my favourite) inspired the St. James design.
‘The eye is immediately cast upon it on entering, and the place of sitting down is naturally near it. By this means, it becomes the most eminent thing in the finishing of an apartment.’
The chimneypiece is the focal point that sets the scene from which life flows. Will Fisher and Jamb are the source.
‘I love there to be a fireplace as the centerpiece instead of a television, and it should have an amazing chimneypiece around it. I kind of like them all, they’re like children. And then you fill your hearth with the firelog dogs and some fragrant wood, and your house is instantly a home.’
In this whole wide world, there’s no happier bloke than Will Fisher.
Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim cher-ee, chim cher-oo!
Jamb, 95-97 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8PH
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